The Centre Point Garden

The Centre Point garden is situated to the rear of the house between the Victoriana Garden to the west and the Creek Side Garden at the east. It provides a formal symmetrical pattern that contrasts with the otherwise naturalistic settings of all other gardens, and forms a mid-point. It is distinguished by its simplicity with the cast iron fountain encircled by a planting of one variety of hosta – “Patriot”. This area was first cleared in 1984 to create a maze. Later a rose garden enclosed on all sides, with a cedar hedge was tried. The cedars grew poorly in the water-logged soil and so did the roses. The present construction dates from 1989. In 2013, the four gravel sections around the circular bed of hosta “Patriot” were originally planted with 40 hostas “Ivory Coast” – 10 in each section. The ground was washed out in Spring floods a few years later.

Centre Point Garden

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